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Re: [IPk] Re - Pump



I hope I'm not offending anyone here by agreeing that I think it's crazy
that a GP and practice nurse could take care of a diabetic clinic. My GP is
worse than useless and the practise nurse although a lovely little old lady,
seems to know fuck all about diabetes.

On 6/21/06, Angela Tyson-Davies <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> Hi
> Well done Julie! it feels great doesnt it! I have been pumping just 3
> months
> and after 6 weeks i got my hba1 down from 9.9 - 8, and my consultant
> thinks
> going by that i should also be down to 7 in 6 months.
> I have had the same problem with funding, it took me 9 months with the
> help
> of John Davis to get it, the Director of Development who i finally got to
> agree to fund me actually admitted to me that last years funding had been
> spent else where!  I do live in West Sussex, and Surrey and Sussex health
> care have got the largest depts in the country, probably because the
> 'Director of Development' was also the same person i got in touch with at
> the start but then he was working as 'commisioning manager', 2 wages
> maybe?
> I think i still only got them to back down then as i told them i was
> talking
> to the local press the next day, and i also threw in the fact my
> consultant
> had told me i needed better control before i started a family and that my
> clock was ticking away!!  I am still only 1 of 10 people on the pump at
> East
> Surrey hospital and i think if i was seen at Crawley the consultant
> wouldn't
> have wanted to know, Crawley PCT have a crazy idea that the GP's and
> practice nurses will be able to look after all Diabetics, and then they
> wont
> need a Specialist!!
> Good luck Paul, sorry you cant use the baby route, but do try the local
> press if you need too, but try John Davis first, hes a top man!
> Angela.
>
>
> >From: "Paul Coker" <email @ redacted>
> >Reply-To: email @ redacted
> >To: email @ redacted
> >Subject: Re: [IPk] Re - Pump
> >Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 16:28:49 +0100
> >
> >Hi
> >
> >This sounds very interesting, I am currently trying to get funding for a
> >pump.  The consultant has agreed that clinically I meet the NICE
> guidelines
> >for a pump, but if I am sucessful in getting a pump funded I will be the
> >first... ...watch this space.
> >
> >I am already signed up for an education course (DAFNE) which the
> consultant
> >has stipulted that I must do in order to progress on to pumping; the
> course
> >takes place early in July.
> >
> >Paul
> >
> >Any ideas on how I can apply pressure to gain the funding would be
> >gratefully received.
> >
> >On 21/06/06, Melissa P. Ford <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > Julie,
> > >
> > > That sounds like absolute rubbish that there's 'no funding in [your]
> >area
> > > anymore'! Please tell John Davis all about it. He needs to know!!!
> > >
> > > Or tell us all...perhaps they are saying something that is being said
> > > other
> > > places too, which we should all be warned about.
> > >
> > > What was their reason for 'no funding anymore'???
> > >
> > > Melissa
> > >
> > >
> > > ----Original Message Follows----
> > > From: "julie" <email @ redacted>
> > > Reply-To: email @ redacted
> > > To: <email @ redacted>
> > > Subject: [IPk] Re - Pump
> > > Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 14:01:32 +0100
> > >
> > > Dt1 48 years
> > > pumping 6 months
> > >
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > I have been on the pump for 6 months now, before the pump my Hb1 was
> 9.9
> > > today my result was 7 so I was really pleased when I came out of the
> > > diabetic clinic.
> > >
> > > So after struggling for years and feeling ill I feel quite releived
> that
> > > things are now turning round and I am in control.
> > > The diabet nurse told me I was very lucky to get the pump as there in
> > > nofunding in our area any more
> > >
> > > Regards  Julie
> > > .
> >.
> .
.
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